Meeting of the GPDNet Assembly in Kraków
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The 3rd Meeting of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) Assembly was held in Kraków on 24th – 26th June 2016. It was the first meeting of the Network organised in Europe.
On the initiative of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the event in 2016 was hosted by Poland. The meeting was opened by Paweł Potoroczyn, Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and on behalf of the Kraków city authorities, by professor Andrzej Kulig, Deputy Mayor of the City of Kraków.
Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) is comprised of national-level medium-sized cultural institutions from around the world, particularly from Europe and Asia. To date, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ten institutions: the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Camoes Institute (Portugal), Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), Korea Foundation (Korea), National Commission for Culture and Arts (Philippines), National Institute for Cultural Orientation (Nigeria), Singapore International Foundation (Singapore), Balassi Institute (Hungary), Swedish Institute (Sweden) and Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey). The aim of the Network is developing strategies and plans for various collaborative activities, sharing knowledge and encouraging cooperation between member institutions.
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The programme of the 3rd Meeting of the GPDNet Assembly included presentations and knowledge sharing sessions focused on implementing and developing international cultural projects. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute presented its experiences in communicating Poland abroad on the example of two selected projects – Polska Music and Don’t Panic! We're from Poland. The agenda of the meeting also included guest presentations of the Kraków Festival Office, Wrocław – European Capital of Culture and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Moreover, members of the GPDNet – Korea Foundation, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Singapore International Foundation and the Yunus Emre Institute – shared their experiences during the special knowledge sharing session. Another important point on the agenda of the meeting was the election of the President of the Global Public Diplomacy Network for the next three years. The elected institution is the Yunus Emre Institute from Turkey, who will also host the next GPDNet Assembly Meeting.
Written by MM, 21 Jun 2016, translated by AW, 22 Jun 2016